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Salomon’s free-skiers tear up Fjord Norway’s fresh pow [vid]

Salomon’s free-skiers tear up Fjord Norway’s fresh pow [vid]

Back in the day, kings and celebrities flocked to Norway’s fjords on ocean-liners to explore the mountains rising straight out of the sea. Eventually, the flood of royalty dwindled, and some of the ships were replaced by old fishing boats small enough to get direct access to the mountains, transporting a new kind of celebrity into the backcountry: sponsored free-skiers.

How to time travel in a tipi

How to time travel in a tipi

After lightning struck and burned down Mark Warren’s house, he set up a tipi and undertook a kind of journey back through time. His new memoir, Two Winters in a Tipi, shows how you can go back to the land for weeks or years.After being accepted to medical school, Mark Warren chose instead to follow his calling – nature – and has been studying and teaching “primitive” skills and earthlore for four decades.

How to piss off a Tahoe local

How to piss off a Tahoe local

Get absolutely shitfacedGet off to the right start by pulling off to the side of the highway once you crest Echo Summit and do beer bongs at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. Everyone should have her own neon pink party bong. If you forgot your beer bong, you can shotgun your Keystones instead. Then go to the beach and have rum runners.

A traveler’s New Year’s resolutions for 2014

A traveler’s New Year’s resolutions for 2014

POP THE BUBBLY, denizens of Planet Earth. You’ve made it through another year on this crazy little space rock. It wasn’t the easiest one we’ve ever had. We lost Nelson Mandela. We found out our government has been spying on us all along, and even worse, some even tried to take away our porn. But amidst all that, the world remained a gorgeous place to live, and with any luck, you managed to see a chunk of it outside your own backyards along the way.

How using a ‘reverse outline’ helps you define your story

How using a ‘reverse outline’ helps you define your story

IN A NEW PIECE at The New York Times, Matador staff writer Aaron Hamburger discusses how he stopped using traditional outlines in his writing process and evolved a system of outlining “in reverse” — that is, after the initial piece was written:Over the course of my 17-year writing career, I began to give up on outlining — that is, before I write.

Sometimes rejection saves us: Interview with 2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Suzanne Roberts

Sometimes rejection saves us: Interview with 2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winner Suzanne Roberts

David Miller recently interviewed poet and author Suzanne Roberts, whose memoir of hiking the John Muir Trail, Almost Somewhere, was awarded a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award.DM: Congrats on winning the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for Almost Somewhere. I remember your working on this book when we first spoke in 2010.